Monday, March 3, 2014

Blackswan Capital ~ Ukraine, Russia and the rest of Geography

"[T]he geographical quantities in the calculations are more measurable and more nearly constant than the human."  Sir Halford J. Mackinder, The Georaphical Pivot of History
Understand geography and you understand why Russia is taking the Ukraine


There seems a lot more at play here with Russian troops now occupying the Crimea. Robert Kaplan told us a couple of years ago what to expect in his brilliant book, The Revenge of Geography...

..."It was an old story this, Europe versus Russia: a liberal sea power-as were Athens and Venice-against a reactionary land power-as was Sparta and Prussia...

Currency Currents 3 March 2014

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